Last year, we opened the State House doors to talk about the direction of
the technology adoption in New York State. Nearly one hundred of you
attended CapitolCamp. Now, we are two weeks from making history!
On August 19 & 20, Albany's State House doors will once again open. This
year, the NY Senate CIO and NY State CIO will host a developers summit and
unconference. This second CapitolCamp is geared to government technology
stake holders and anyone interested in an open and frank conversation about
technology in YOUR state government.
For more information, keep reading or visit < http://www.capitolcamp.org >.
Visit < http://barcamp.org/CapitolCampTracks > for a list of proposed
CapitolCamp is an unconference and developer summit that brings together
Government technology stakeholders under the roof of the New York State
Capitol Building to share challenges and solutions. As a key component of
building a more transparent, efficient, and participatory government,
CapitolCamp 2010 < http://capitolcamp.eventbrite.com > seeks to further
engage and expand this community.
CapitolCamp 2010 is split into two days: a technical developer summit,
August 19th, and an unconference, August 20th. CapitolCamp is organized and
hosted by the New York State Senate Office of the Chief Information Officer
(on Twitter @NYSenateCIO) and the New York State Office of the Chief
Information Officer (CIO/OFT, on Twitter @NYStateCIO).
On Thursday, Aug 19th, the "developer summit" will be a smaller event,
primarily for programmers, and will focus on the nuts and bolts of using
open source and other software for civic good in Government. This is a day
long conversation about coding, collaborative software development and best
practices. The conversation will involve hands-on work in open-source
applications currently being used within and in conjunction with New York
State Government. You must register independently for this event, at: <
On Friday, Aug 20th, the main "unconference" will be segmented into three
thematic “tracks,” each with specific 45 minute session topics proposed by
attendees upon their arrival at the event:
1) "Senate 2.0": Technology, Transparency, & Participation in the NY State
Legislature: begins with a discussion of the role that technology plays in
the NY Senate, including an update on NY Senate CIO Office’s “roadmap” and a
discussion of public access to State legislative data; for the rest of the
day, this track will focus on "legislature 2.0" related conversations.
2) "Empire 2.0": begins with a discussion of the role of the Office of the
State Chief Information Officer (CIO/OFT) in developing the State's roadmap
for NY Executive Branch agencies use of social and collaborative
technologies to better serve all New Yorkers and improve inter-governmental
communications; includes a brief update on CIO/OFT "roadmap" and an open
discussion seeking ideas to further the overall strategy; for the rest of
the day this track will focus on "state government 2.0" related
3) "New York 2.0": an open publicly-led conversation on what “digital
natives” are doing to transform New York into the most collaborative,
participatory, and transparent state in the nation.
To see a list of proposed sessions, or to propose your own, visit <
To register for the Unconference, visit < http://capitolcamp.eventbrite.com>.
To register for the Developer day, visit <
Links to other online resources.
CapitolCamp on Twitter - http://twitter.com/capitolcamp
CapitolCamp on IRC - #capitolcamp on freenode
CapitolCamp's Blog - http://blog.capitolcamp.org
CapitolCamp's Google Group - http://groups.google.com/group/capitolcamp
CapitolCamp on Flickr - http://www.flickr.com/groups/capitolcamp/
CapitolCamp on Facebook -
Hashtag - #CapCamp2 (on Twitter
If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to Noel Hidalgo,
hidalgo(at)nysenate.gov, for any questions.